Top Ten Big Events that Were Overshadowed by Another
"This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic."
The royal family is just a decoration in UK, they have nothing to do with reign, it's just because of the tourism.
What I heard most of the another things on the list but I never heard of this :O What a shame...
This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic.
What a shame, because this could be very useful in the future.
I feel like it was direct. I mean, maybe OJ Simpson wasn't a big deal, but the media intentionally popularized it, because they wanted to distract the people from realize what happened in Rwanda.
In most of these, the more important event is the one that overshadows the less important one, but wow, Rwanda Genocide was a big deal, bigger than OJ Simpson.
Why did people care more about a trial than a brutal genocide?
Shows celebs oversaturated in media.
Unlike many others on the list... Electric Lights caught on, traditional traffic lights nowadays are only seen at a Cracker Barrel or a museum
That doesn't really matter compared to a moon landing...
Because Earhart couldn't fly over, FairFax decided to row across instead.
What! Are you saying that the world should have focused on roger moore who had lived a long life instead of the young victims who died during the bombing?
No, this wasn't overshadowed. The tragedy of Manchester was on everyone's mind, at least from where I was. But we felt for Roger as well.
Oh come on! Why are celebrities more important than the lives of innocent children? I don't get people these days!
Maybe in America, but in the UK/Ireland, his death was a big topic alongside the concert.
Really? People were all over Twitter tweeting their condolences to the late Linkin Park singer and posted tributes.
Technically he is on Parole for 5 years but that is still pretty big but Chester Bennington died so no one really cared.
Apologies. I read the sentence wrong. But people were still talking about OJ.
No it wasn't, one was on the Nat. News, one was in a small metal community! Really?
If I own a dog and a son and both are in danger, I would definitely choose my son over my dog because I know it's hard and saddening but sometimes you must sacrifice your own pet to save your only child. For this one, Harambe's case fits perfectly into my dilemma here
I don't understand why people think the child is evil - The parents are the ones to blame for letting their child run loose. And Harambe's death was reasonable - Gorillas are aggressive.
Why do people care about this gorilla so much? What did he do to deserve this much love?
There were only like 700 of those gorillas in the WORLD. And the kid was like 2 years old.
Jesus Christ, this is the most disrespectful thing I have seen on TopTen. Get this off the list!
But that was Bush and not terrorists, it was a pretense to attacking Iraq
Melissa Bank was a Jewish novelist known for a Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing & Judith Durham was the lead singer of the Seekers as well as Australia's best female folk artist. Melissa had lung cancer & Judith had bronchiectasis which's very rare & only affects 1 in 250K adults. Yet she helped make Australian music popular worldwide.
Mother Teresa's death should have been broadcasted over Diana's death.
Mother Teresa deceased 5 days after Princess Diana's death, when the hype around Princess Diana's death was still huge, so Mother Teresa's death received less attention
This one is just sad. ALthough Katy Perry is great, her personal life doesn't sound too different from most others
I can definitely understand this. Really, if your President (if you live in the U.S) died and a show started airing at the same time, I would probably care more about the President's death than the show. I understand that this being in the list doesn't mean you think Doctor Who starting was more important than JFK's death, though.
Honestly if anybody gets triggered by this item and they misunderstand the list because of it I'm gonna... plan out what I'm gonna do then do it.
According to TVTropes, this was also a very important day in Detroit Lions history.
The stupid reactions to this list are proof that humans are devolving fast, or that the people reacting are in a previous stage of human evolution.
Doesn't matter. The Blueprint is still remembered.
The return of Woody and Buzz Lightyear? To Hell with that, Spain won the world cup despite the brunt of a dirty Dutch side including an incident in which Spain's Xabi Alonso got booted in the chest by Holland's Nigel de Jong and yet Jong wasn't red carded for that challenge by Howard Webb.
I think Toy Story 3 was a big hit. But I agree World Cup finals was bigger than the movie at that time.
The world cup is more important than anything Disney makes.
Then how did it get a bill in box office?
Boxing sucks, how would a match of it overshadow someone's death?
The search for Chandra Levy, who at the time was still believed to be alive, had been dominating the news for a while. Then 9/11 happened and she was pretty much forgotten about until her bones were found a year later.
It's not as serious as a terrorist attack, but it was still important, since she was a politician, and the crime was disgusting.
I was thinking of adding 2020 Bush-Fires overshadowed, but the bushfires were tamed by the time COVID gained traction
Well never forget Sean Connery the original actor for James Bond but we'll never forget Alex Trebek, the best game show host (as well as the host of Jeapordy). He was over 80 years though Sean Connery made it through 90. Sadly Trebek lost his battle to stage 4 pancreatic cancer that same year of 2020. He was the Jeapordy G.O.A.T. R.I.P.
This has absolutely NO reason to be put on here. Whoever put this on here doesn't realize that losing a well-known, longtime, legendary & powerful prime minister of an entire country to MURDER is worse than losing even the best video game players to cancer. Cancer is awful, but murder is serious. Technoblade's death was shocking & that's an understatement yet it blew up all over the media, but Shinzo Abe's death was just nothing to describe (yet it blew up on the media too). Yet what was really shocking about Shinzo's death was that Japan rarely ever has gun violence, but he was KILLED by a man with a gun & it was 3D PRINTED! This surely seems like a way to promote fear with the use of 3D printed guns over real guns because somebody can just print a gun in 3D using a 3D printer. Yet the security didn't stop the person from shooting him. Techno's death got a lot of coverage since it was unexpected to the public due to the best Minecraft player of all time joking about getting better, ...more
Wait, what? Peter O'Toole's dead? I didn't even know that! Guess that shows how overshadowed it was. It's a shame, because he had a really good career as an actor.
By the way, to everyone complaining about this list: It's not saying that the event that overshadowed the other wasn't a big deal. This is just a list of events that nobody paid attention to because other events just happened to be going on that received more focus. Usually, both events are equally important to history, but one event is often more focused on than the other.
Poor Battleborn...overshadowed by the Overrated Overwatch.